ME 525 Theory of Elasticity (3 0 3)

The theory of elasticity deals with the deformations of elastic solids and has a well developed mathematical basis. This course will deal with applied engineering aspects of the theory and will include: definition of stresses, strains, equilibrium and compatibility, derivation of the governing equations, solution of problems in plane stress, plane strain, torsion, bending. Introduction to three-dimensional problems. Vectors and tensors will be discussed and used to enhance understanding of the theory where necessary.